Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Somebody out there has a job for me

LEANNE SKITCKO, B.Sc. B.A. CAT(C)

CAREER OBJECTIVE
I am seeking employment in a position that utilizes my knowledge and skills in promoting and developing health and wellness programs.

SUMMARY OF SKILLS
· Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to foster teamwork
· Strong leadership ability with experience working with all age groups
· Demonstrated organization skills developed through balancing employment, course studies, and clinical and field practicum
· Effective communication skills with experience in teaching and assessment
· Well-established ability to implement, promote and maintain various health programs

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts, Kinesiology and Applied Health October 2003
University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry and Statistics October 2000
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Rehabilitation Assistant August 2006 to Present
Manitoba Development Center, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba
Provide walking programs and therapeutic exercise for developmentally disabled seniors

Recreation Facilitator April 2004 to July 2006
Heritage Lodge Personal Care Home, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Provided recreational programs as part of a multidisciplinary team
Planned, organized, implemented, and evaluated activities based on residents’ needs
Consulted with staff, residents and families regarding care plan, and document progress
Member of Workplace Health and Safety Team and Environmental Services Team

Athletic Therapy Lab Assistant Winter 2003, 2004
University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg Manitoba
Facilitated the delivery of lessons and various athletic therapy related skills

Senior Fitness Instructor September 2002 to June 2003
University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Assisted in the co-ordination of balance, strengthening and stretching programs for a group of seniors
Administered fitness tests
Compiled and graphed test results for research purposes

PRACTICUM EXPERIENCE (as Athletic Therapy Certification Candidate)
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
2003 T.E.A.M Family Wellness Centre
Massage
Use of Modalities (ultrasound, interferential current, heat, ice, and TENS)
2000-2003 University of Winnipeg Athletic Therapy Centre
Massage
Assessment of injuries
Teaching and assisting in stretching and exercise programs
Use of Modalities (ultrasound, interferential current, LASER, heat, ice, and TENS)

FIELD EXPERIENCE
Worked with various teams in the community, High School, University/College, Provincial and National Sports
Distributed, collected and screened preseason medical forms
Led warm up and cool down sessions
Provided supportive bracing and on-site emergency first aid
Maintained health records of participating athletes
Created various rehabilitation programs for injured athletes
Delivered a presentation on Drugs In Sport and Nutrition
Supervised junior therapists

OTHER VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Playroom supervisor and child visitor at Children’s Hospital
Maintained web-page for University of Winnipeg Athletic Therapy Students Association
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Manitoba Athletic Therapists Association
Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (2-3093) - certified June 2006

ACHIEVEMENTS AND INTERESTS
Awarded Robert Kellow Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement and extracurricular participation
Recipient of the John Taylor Drama Award for assistance in school productions
Interest in swimming, yoga, jewelry design, arts and crafts
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training
Mandt Training

REFERENCES available upon request

Monday, December 11, 2006

New Versions

New versions of internet explorer and windows media player have come out this month. My computer is smart and tells me when there are updates and I usually install them! However IE7 and WMP 11 were installed and promptlyremoved, after three hours of frustration and trying to get my screen to look like it did before. New isn't always improved. New sometimes equals cluttered and disorganized, and don't get me started on how much I HATE clutter. Anyways if you are in any way tempted to download these programs, i would strongly advise against it! They suck and I have reverted back to the ones that work!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

my little sunshine man graduated...

Not exactly the regular picture i post on here, but a very special one. I made this with one of my favorite residents a few weeks ago, during his hand strengthening program. I took a picture of it that day, so we would remember. Today, he graduated to heaven, unexpectedly. He was one of the few highlights of my day. Please pray for the staff on the floor -- it was a sad afternoon on Lawnside. I know Ziggy is in a better place, partying it up with Jesus, but I am going to miss him. He was WELL LOVED!

Winter Wonderland

All dolled up for the Winter Wonderland young adults Christmas party at church! Don't I look fabulous?! Even thought I've been sick this week, I managed to make it to the party. I got to meet some people from church (the purpose for me going), and I even won a prize basket. I had a blast, but learned, next time, wear the black dress. I was one of approximately six girls not wearing black. Next time, I'll wear the black one. The funny part was that I was debating on whether i should wear the blue one or the black one. That's okay. I still felt fantastic, except for being sick.



There was a poetry contest, but i wasn't able to create anything good. There were some creative people out there! Especially the interpretative dance about the dance of Classic Christmas, which Brad had to explain to me on his blog. Ah well, live and learn! I played some Jenga Extreme (I suck) and some Mad Gab. Was heading over to play some movie trivia when they drew for prizes. The basket I won really is awesome. All sorts of bath and beauty stuff. It's amazing! The hot chocolate was the highlight with whipped cream and little red sprinkles. I love sprinkles -- they make me happy :). It's the little things that sometimes make the event that much more special for me.

Grey Cup Fun



the pictures say it all...

This is me and my friend Marnie TOUCHING THE GREY CUP (before it broke).

We had a rockin' night partying at the Pal! I met (sorta) a really nice guy, but was too tired to introduce myself. I know, I suck! Here's hoping he's from Winnipeg and I see him again soon!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

All right, Ill admit...

So, guess what? Im a lurker! I admit it. I read peoples blogs all the time, i even have a few favorites. And i rarely ever comment. I enjoy reading their thoughts, and i dont know why i dont share my own, because im sure my thoughts would contribute, but i usually dont. (SIDE NOTE : ive also decided today that im not going to use any apostrophes. isnt that fun?!?! )

Anyways, today i am sad. I went to go visit J-Los world. Ive never met or talked to janelle, but i love her, and her sweet little girl and the way she expresses herself. A lot of what she says makes sense to me and its stuff im going through too. So why the rant? Today, i clicked on J-Los blog and apparently, its now set to private and us lurkers cant read. im sad. i feel like i lost a friend... if you know j-lo, or u r j-lo, please let me in. i promise i will stop lurking so often. u really do bless me with ur blog!

from this day forward, i promise i will comment at least once a week on peoples blogs....

Monday, November 06, 2006

Feeling Stressed

I need your prayers today. My job isn't all it's cracked up to be and I'm looking for a new one. I called in sick today, and I think I'm going to quit tomorrow. Will you pray? Pray that God opens a door for me today as I look for a new job and pray that I will have peace over this whole situation.

:(

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The Chewing Begins

Today, Bailey chewed the computer mouse cord on my dad's computer.

Guess who gets to go to the store tomorrow and buy a new mouse....

Monday, October 23, 2006

It took toooooo long!

Pictures of my baby!


Beside a Nalgene Bottle. He's gotten a little bigger since then!Getting fuzzier. He's usually trying to chew my hair or lick my nose.
One of my favorite pictures of my boy! I put it up on the brag board at work.
Investing in my future with a baby gate! He came and sat right in front of me while i took the picture!
He is sooooooo exicted when I come home from work!

Hi! I apologize that it took so long to get these up, but things have been kinda crazy chasing this dog all the time! Enjoy the pics! I took the one beside a Nalgene bottle so you can see just how small he was. He's growing though, and getting fuzzier. We're working on sit, down and come! And there's always that house breaking challenge. He's getting better, but it's a slooooooooow process.

Thanks for stopping by.

Love Lea and Bailey

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Bailey's Firsts

So it has been a week of firsts for Bailey. He had his first cheeseburger from Mickey D's, which he devoured! And he has figured out how to go down the three stairs from the kitchen to the back door landing. Hasn't quite made it down the ten stairs to the basement, but i think it's only a matter of time before i find him in my bed. We haven't been putting him in his kennel at night, as he was crying and whining. He has freedom to roam around in the kitchen, but I find that he sleeps in his kennel, and is there when i leave for work in the morning. And he stopped crying too! The only time he cries is if i'm upstairs in the tv room or having a bath and he's barricaded in the kitchen. He does not cry when i'm downstairs though. Go figure. He has been meeting lots of other dogs while we're out for walks (i've lost a couple of inches off my waist -- yahoooooooooooo). A couple of Daschunds (sp?) named Chloe and Byron (different families), a beagle named Diesel and a big Husky cross Harley. My sister's kids loved him! He was soooo tired after they left.

I've snapped a few more pictures, but i'll post them next time so you can see how big he really is. The last pics were kinda deceiving apparently, so i took a picture of him next to my Nalgene bottle for comparison... something for you to look forward to :).

love lea

Monday, September 25, 2006

It's a boy!!!


Hey Everybody!

I would like to introduce you to the newest member of our family. His name is Bailey and he's a Westie. He's about three months old and if you know any good dog groomers in Winnipeg, please let me know. He will definetly need one once his hair starts growing.

Isn't he sweet? He's pretty good, we've only had a couple of accidents, but he sure doesn't like being in the kennel at night. He cried and growled and barked, and started ripping paper apart for about 45 minutes! But then... He went to sleep :) He's adjusting well, and when we went for a walk, he walks right at my heels... It's super cute. If I stop, he runs into me. No pulling for my puppy.

He's bigger than we thought he'd be, but we love his personality! :)

Talk to ya soon - updates should probably be more frequent as i now have something to report on!
Love lea

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Back Again -- Sorry for the delay Ruth!

Hi, you guys! Sorry for the delay. I knowI shouldn't complain about lack of updates on peoples' blogs, but i do it anways, so what should i expect when they send comments back. It's not my fault that your lives are more interesting than mine. Did you really want to know that I read an entire book on Saturday night by Sophie Kinsella? btw, I LOVE HER WRITING!!!

I didn't think so. So, I've been busy with my new job and football practice that I haven't had a lot of time. Plus, I'm still searching for another job.

My new job isn't so great. I'm really bored there and i've only been there for four weeks. My residents are great, and so is most of the staff, but I spent forty-five minutes doing the crossword today, because I had nothing else to do. Stace and I used to complain about "Bonus Material". Right now, I'd welcome some of it.

I do have an interview tomorrow. I'll tell you about it after.

I'm working with Rods again. No, i don't play football, i'm the trainer for the team so I tape the guys before games and I analyze any injuries that they complain about to see if i can give them some exercises or stretches to help make things less paingful... It sounds more glamorous than it is. Trust me! Sitting in the rain four 1.5 hours is not fun!

talk to ya soon
love lea

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Laughs, Tears and Lots of Hugs



Yesterday was my last day at Heritage Lodge. Part of me is sad to be leaving the Lodge, part of me is excited to be starting another chapter of my life and leave that one behind. I nearly started bawling when I got in my car at the end of the day, but was able to refrain. I did some shopping therapy and bought Season 2 of Felicity. I've been looking at it for a loooooooong time, and yeswterday was my day. There goes my entertainment budget for the month, though. Ah well, I'll enjoy it. I have ten days off now until I start my new job. I have no idea what i'm going to do. I've already cleaned my room, made my bed, and done three loads of laundry. It's gonna be a long week! Any suggestions on how to pass my time?

Thursday, July 27, 2006

My last day at the Lodge

Tomorrow is my last day working at Heritage Lodge Personal Care Home. Part of me is sad to be leaving, part of me is relieved that I can close that chapter of my life. It was really hard some days. Lois and Karen can be very trying sometimes. I've had to deal with a lot of conflicts over the last few months, especially since Stacy left. Andrea will be taking my place for the time being, but she is looking for another position as well. Hope ya find one, girlie!

I pray that the next person to take my position will be energetic and relate well to the residents. I pray that it is someone with a genuine love of old people and all the quirks that go along with the Lodge.

I shall miss all of the people at the Lodge, especially the nurses. Kim really gave me a new light on nurses and i have a ton of respect for her and how much she cares for people. Hats off to you Kimby! I wish I had met Lisa and Claudia before I had gone to school -- i probably would have gone into nursing if I had known where I could have taken it. The dietary staff are so amazing, and the HCA's are sooo busy, yet very caring when residents aren't having a very good day.

To the staff of Heritage Lodge, I have the utmost respect for you and for the friendships we've made. I will miss you terribly.

It's gonna be a hard day tomorrow, saying goodbye to some of the people I love so very much. Pray for me.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Catch Up Time AGAIN...

You know, i guess i really shouldn't complain when Ruth takes a couple of weeks off her blog, which she faithfully updates almost daily, and i haven't updated in six weeks. Meh! I did mention to you in my first few posts that you shouldn't hold your breath between my posts. Well, maybe not in so many words. I dunno why i haven't posted. I do have lots to tell you. So grab a cup 'o joe, or a Slurpee, and settle in for a ride....... wheeeeeeeeeee... k, it won't be that long, it's after 1am. thank goodness i don't work until noon tomorrow. i love tuesdays. Did you know that? It's always been one of my favorite days of the week. There's good TV, it used to be cheap movie night, monday is over, I get to sleep in, as i have only worked a tuesday morning maybe three times in the two years and four months that i've been at the Lodge. If you know anything about me, you'll know that i am NOT a morning person. I don't like mornings. Correction, i don't like being awake in the mornings. Mornings are for extra sleep.

Anyways, you're thinking, yeah yeah yeah. Just wait til she has kids. I know, one day, my cushy life as i know if will change into something different. There just better be a Tim's next door. The summer student we have working at the Lodge, Caitlin (or red or stretch as i like to call her) has already come to the conclusion that i am happier, more cheerful (if that's possible) and more tolerant and enjoyable if i make it to Tim's in the morning. But alas, this brings back the problem of 830 work time, and trying to maximize my sleep time. Some days, there's just not enough time for Tim's. I can shave off a few minutes if I go inside. Sometimes, i just wanna yell at the people sitting in the drive thru line that the frustration you're feeling waiting in that line could be minimized if you park your car and go in. There's usually two people at the counter ready to serve, and there's even usually some eye candy for me... :D

I'm going on and on, and i haven't even told you any of my news....

All right, here goes............. drum roll please. Please realize at this point, i considered making u scroll down for a few minutes, but remember... i'm a kind person. LOL Anyways, I got a new job. Yippee. I have four more days at the Lodge. I got a job as a rehab assistant out in portage la prairie, at the Manitoba Development Center. Cool huh? Yes, i will be commuting initially -- don't wanna sign a lease if i'm not gonna like it. And yes, i know the price of gas, and that it takes 45+ mins to drive out there daily. I think some people must think i'm stupid, and that i haven't thought about stuff like that. NEWS FLASH (i just got this picture in my head of Sesame Street - this is Kermit de Frog here, reporting live - hehehehee) I am not an idiot. I do happen to think i am relatively intelligent (most days -- although, since getting two more smart teeth out a few weeks ago, i think i'm getting progressively stupider!) and i'm responsible and i think things through. SIGH. I'm ranting because people frustrate me sometimes. Not mentioning any nurses names at the Lodge... they know who they are! So i have four more days at the Lodge. Count em, four -- only three with Karen!!!! And no more with Lewis!!!!!! Ah Lewis. I start my new job Aug 8, so i have 10 days off in between. My parents are planning a trip (i am their social life - how sad is that?!?) to the states for a couple of days. im trying to get out of it. they just don't seem to get the whole space thing sometimes. I will probably be moving out sooner than later. There's just one factor kinda stopping me...........

Well, there's a couple actually. Part of me has concerns that if i'm not home, my parents' health and vitality levels will go down. I keep em young, i've always said that. but dad's 82 this year, and well, let's be realistic. He sleeps a lot of more than he used to. He's having problems with his knee (his hamstring is beyond tight). He told me that being on the computer is getting harder for him as his brain "isn't as sharp as it used to be". He's just getting old. i've always had a really close relationship with my dad, and i really love him. all i will say is that me not being here at home would change things around here.

The other MAJOR factor is the other part of my news. I PASSED MY CATA EXAM!!!! I am now a certified Athletic Therapist.... Oooooooooooooooooooo.... So, i am now really over qualified for my new job, and i admit, i'm not really looking forward to it anymore. That's the other reason why i'm commuting initially. Don't know if i'll stay there if i can land a dream job. I've actually been researching positions in the States and communicating with a CAT down in Michigan, who seems interested in me. I always said the ultimate would be to work in a high school down in the States. I seriously think i'm going to pursue this as far as it can take me. I phoned customs and found out that I can get a H-Visa if i get a job offer. Sounds like a plan for me. Pray for me, i'll let you know how things shape up.

So, that brings you up to date. My last day at the Lodge is friday, and it's gonna be a bit tough. I've been with some of those residents for a really long time, and i'm going to miss them and my kitty.

Oh i forgot to tell you Sarah got married. For some unknown reason, my pictures aren't posting... oh, well, i'll deal with it next time.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

82

82 - the number of Hard Rock Cafe pins I own... Did you know I collect them? People have brought me some from all over the world. I even got to buy a few of them myself. :D



thanks to all who picked one up for me... there's a lot!

Montreal

I had to go to Montreal this weekend to do my last part of my AT exam. I flew out on Friday, and came home on Sunday. My exam was Saturday at four. I won't get the results for about six weeks. This sounds kinda choppy, so i'll keep it short. This is the only picture i took in Montreal. I couldn't even come close to finishing it... i ate all the brownie at the bottom though. :D
I could not believe how big it was. I was hoping for a kid size one, but it was sooooooooo good. I LOVE the Hard Rock Cafe!!!!!!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

This Says It All!

You Are a Frappacino
At your best, you are: fun loving, sweet, and modern
At your worst, you are: childish and over indulgent
You drink coffee when: you're craving something sweet
Your caffeine addiction level: low

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Catch up!


Long time, no speak. I have been busy the last month. Been to Tennessee and back and LOVED it! I mean, I LOVED it! I'd move there in a minute. North Carolina was all right, but I loved Tennessee more. The area was beautiful. We went caving, and did all sorts of things, and you know what, I even got to eat at Hard Rock!!!!!! Actually, I got to eat at Hard Rock twice. And, yes, I had the same thing both times. LOL. That's what I wanted. :D I was happy to be back though. And back to work, which was fun for about the first hour. But I can't seem to catch up. I was supposed to get some catch up done today, but I was at home sick with the flu :(. It's going around at work, which is why I was supposed to have catch up time, but not today. Today I spent most of my day in bed sleeping. My goal is to go in tomorrow, as I am feeling better. But we'll see what the night brings.

Well, that catches you up a little.

Talk to ya soon

Monday, March 20, 2006

It wasn't a very good monday :(

hi.

I got a message that I didn't get the job. :( I kinda sad, because I really liked the idea of this job. I'm sad too because I can't go to an interview that was offerend to me from Great West Life because we are going away. I knew I shouldn't have applied for jobs before I left. I just am not happy with the Lodge, and I know God has something better for me. I also phoned my SAT about my AT exam, and he was giving me a hard time about the exam process, especially when I told him i needed a letter by wednesday as i am going away. He through all these concerns back on my plate, that I tried to voice to him last week. It just added to my stress. And then my Bowling team lost their game. I'm feeling run down and i thinking i'm getting a cold. As i said, it wasn't a very good monday. I know, it's stupid, but stupid little disappointments add up, over and over, and i'm getting kinda sick of them. When's it my turn to celebrate, Lord?

love lea

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Saturday

It was a very nice Saturday today. I was supposed to do laundry, but my friend Chris decided I should help him mark some tests, and I love marking! So i marked his tests for him (if you're a teacher and you ever need help with marking, let me know), and then we went shopping. Well, he went shopping, I just went along for the ride. I'm going away this week and I need to save my money. My interview went very well, i'll find out on Wednesday, just before I leave for holidays with my sister and her husband and kids. We're going to Tennesee and North Carolina! I'm very excited.

The lady who interviewed me had already done a reference check with Lois before I had time to tell her about my interview... glad I didn't lie and just say i had an AT meeting!

Well I will talk to ya soon
love lea

Sunday, March 05, 2006

A birthday present from my sister


Never stop dreaming!

My New Camera

Thanks for the birthday wishes, you guys! It made me feel really SPECIAL.

I went to the Pal on Friday night with Marnie, Jen, Jen and Stacy, and I had a blast. Found a man that interested me... unfortunately, he wasn't at church today :(. Maybe next time. I bought a new camera today. I have been playing around with it and took a bunch of pictures of my parents and my house. I'll post em for ya, but no laughing. I'm no photographer.

Lois comes back to work tomorrow, so the amount of work I have to do will decrease at the Lodge, but the dynamics will change. What can you do?

Keeping it short today
Lea

This is the view from my backdoor

Monday, February 27, 2006

End of the Month

So, it's the end of the month, and i don't have a lot to report. I apologize for the lack of updates, if you think this is bad, you should see my journal. I once went a whole year without writing in it. And then there are times that I will write and write for five days in a row. It's not common, but it does occur.

There's a new girl in Recreation at work. Her name is Karen. She's really nice, and she reminds me a lot of me when I first started at the Lodge. She looks a little overwhelmed sometimes. I miss Stacy a lot. And people keep mentioning her, and asking if i miss her -- HELLO! I'm human! We really worked well together.

Tomorrow is my birthday, I'll be 29. I have no exciting plans, other than dinner with two of my favorite people tonight, and breakfast with my sister tomorrow morning. I do work 12-8 tomorrow, so I'll probably go to the gym afterwards and have some fun in the pool.

The biggest Loser starts at work on Wednesday and I have signed up. My team is gonna rock -- the nurses will verbally kick my A** when i need it, and we all know that I need a verbal kick in the butt every so often.

My weekends have been pretty quiet this month -- aka i've been bored. And when i'm bored, I shop or play on the computer. The upside to stacy leaving is I can shop at Reitman's now! I got a pair of jeans and a pair of black pants for $10 each. They look fabulous -- other than the jeans too long, but i'm not going to hem them until they've been through the dryer a few times... don't need another pair of capris!

I haven't heard from any of the jobs I've applied for (all 32 in the last month), and that makes me sad :( Especially when I'm really qualified for most of them. (ARE YOU SURE THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH MY RESUME OR THE CONNECTION THAT IS SENDING IT?!) But that's okay. God is doing some things that are beyond my understanding right now, so He's working in my favour! Can I get an AMEN! I'm cutting down on the number of jobs I apply for, as I am going away with my sister and her husband and the kids to North Carolina/Tennessee next month, and don't wanna have to cancel my trip because of a new job.

Well, that catches you up on the life of Lea! And your life is more complete now!

Love Lea

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Goodbye Blazini! I shall miss ya

Today, i had to say goodbye to my fabulous coworker pStacy. I shall miss her terribly. pStacy got a new job as a rec director at the Lodge, part deux. She is going to be fabulous! And the rockingest rec director there is! I am really proud of her, because she didn't want to apply for the position initially, and I told her, if she didn't apply, I was going to apply and tell Jason to hire her! I honestly think she is the best candidate for the job. I am really proud of you, Blazini! But I will miss you terribly. When thing get bad, remember "Serenity now, Insanity Later!!!".

Believe it or not, Stace isn't working with me. I shall miss her, working with smelly! Believe it or not, sensory won't be the same. No more songs of Rose that are lame! Crafts won't be as fun, they'll never get done! Believe it or not, WE'LL MISS YOU A LOT!!!

Good luck blazini!!!

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Tuesday off

Ahh... well, i am enjoying my first day off since last July! I had a bunch of stats and since Stacy is leaving, i decided if i didn't get them now, it would be awhile before i got another break. Since I saw King Kong last night, and now, i'm just hanging out. I could go shopping, but I don't have any extra money to spend. So, here i am at home, my bed is made, and the cleaning lady is here, so i don't have any cleaning to do. i could go watch tv, or iron... maybe i'll open up my craft bin and design a necklace... It's strange when i get time off. I almost don't know what to do with myself if i'm not shopping or running somewhere.

Monday, January 30, 2006

The Luck of Lea

So, I injured my car (SPIFFY) December 2004. I finally went to Boyd to make an appointment to bring it in to be fixed. They said they had to order in parts and would phone me when they were ready for me. OK.... So they phoned me on Friday, just before I was heading to the university to take a class. We have an appointment for tomorrow. All right!

So, i drove to the university, slightly excited that Spiffy would be Spiffy once again, with no unsightly dents. However, there were Wesmen games on at the university and NO PARKING! Except for the pay for parking lot. I hate paying for parking, and I didn't have a lot of cash on me. :( So I pull into this parking lot and started counted my money. I had $1.95, and i thought it cost two dollars. I considered staying in the lot I was in, but NO, don't wanna get a ticket for parking illegally or towed, so I back out to go see if i can find another spot. As I back out, I hit a telephone pole! And of course, on this telephone pole with a metal L-shaped bar that normally hold up signs. This nice L-bar has put a dent/crack in the back of Spiffy's bumper and cracked the handle to open the trunk. I ended up parking in the pay lot and it was only a $1. I could have just pulled in there in the first place -- I know coulda, shoulda, woulda! Class was difficult with the low grade headaches i had friday night, and the neck tightness on saturday. But i'm recovering. :) I'll go see Carlos for a snap crackle pop one day.

So i had to go back to Autopac today. $835 damage.... And if i go through and just pay my two hundred deductible, there will be a $400 surcharge on my license. If i don't, i can basically pay them $400 to take this off my record... sigh. Glad today is the last day of January, with the HOPE and FAITH that EVERYTHING is gonna turn around in FEBRUARY!!!!

you can't beat me, satan, JESUS IS LORD, and you have been crushed already!!!!

Thursday, January 26, 2006

And We're Off




So here I am! Apparently, the thing to do right now, is to have a blog. Do you really think I'm gonna stay on top of things? Well, don't hold your breath! You only can survive four or five minutes without oxygen before there will be damage in your brain. These little tidbits of useless knowledge will definetly be part of this blog and you will find them scattered. Useless information, I love it and I love to share it.